Student & Graduate Reviews
jana - 9/16/2014
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2014
"I wouldn't recomend this school to anyone! Not worth the money or the hassle! Got screwed with my loan through the school because they wrote estimate on the paperwork! So basically they can add what ever amount they want when you go to graduate because they say they made a mistake and it was just an estimate! Don't sign any paper without reading it through or your parents!!"
Anonymous - 9/2/2014
Graduation Year: 2014
"I worked for Charter while attending school and realized that both the curriculum and the campuses are not developed by industry professionals. They change program curriculum frequently and students are forced to take extra classes, and pay for them, once already enrolled in a program. Students are generally unhappy with their experience with the school and they drop out at an alarmingly fast rate."
My wifes helper - 6/12/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"My wife has been out of school for over 30yrs, with a 9th grade education and a GED she signed up at Charter In Fife Wa. To get her prepared for re-certification with the state after a 5yr hiatus from her 25yr career as an MA. This was a new campus at the time she started there and we expected there to be some hiccup’s. However the most frustration part was that she was not told she would be facing all the topics and classes that are actually required during the "sales" portion of signing up with them. Im righting this review because I have the time and have been very involved in assisting my wife in getting through her schooling. My wife was told that she would need basic computer skills and the focus of the “sales” were on the Medical Assistant part of the program. When in fact the computer portion (1mo) is pretty in depth. Additionally there is a second class that runs concurrent to the first. We’re not even sure what it is called, but it delves deep into understanding people and things of this nature. The difficult part for my wife is that they are having her do stuff that other schools in the area for MA do not have you do. We see the value, but it made things very hard on her to have to write papers, essay’s and things that she had never ever done, not to mention the 30yr gap in schooling. So this alone almost made her drop. Then because there was so much work for her to do online after day classes, she was spending all her time working on that. She actually stopped going out of frustration. We were able to talk to the director of the school, he worked it out so that she only had one class at a time, extending the length of the whole schooling by one extra month. And my wife was given time to sit down with her instructor to come up with a plan that helped her to be successful. But that’s all it took, she is now in the second half of her second month and doing great. The staff is very helpful and willing to make her successful. Yes they are a business and you’re staying there is how they make their money, and you can sometimes see that fact in subtle ways. But more than that your success at their school is what makes them successful, and we can see that they are interested in both your success and theirs. The one issues I have seen that cause people to drop out is that they get frustrated but don’t ask for help until they feel they are too far behind, so they drop. In the end, this school’s curriculum is more robust than their equal competitors’, but I believe that this fact will make students more valuable to the prospective employers. As my wife is only halfway through her 2nd month of classes, I do not know how the total experience at this point, but I will come back with an update after she graduates. Overall, this seems like a great school. It has its good and bad points, but mostly good…So far"
Current Student - 3/11/2014
Graduation Year: 2015
"Definitely do your research first before enrolling at any school. Choose what's the best fit for you and your family. I am a previous graduate, re-enrolled to finish my BS degree and so far I have no complaints. Commitment is the key to your success. There will obstacles and it is up to you to overcome that."
Shelly - 11/18/2010
"Charter College charges students "what the market will bear" which means as much as they can get away with. At the same time, while some of the teachers are very good, they put teachers into classroom who have never taught before and they don't train them first. Often they hire a teacher on one day and the teacher is in the class the next with no training. If you choose to go to Charter College, watch your financial aide funds. I have talked to students whose aide dissappeared and the reappeared for no discernable reason."
Another Student - 9/29/2010
"The admissions are great and other staff are verey friendley. but i felt like they are there just to make money off of you. Dental Assisting program has just opened there and they are totally unprepared, the admissions is giving the wrong info and they all are calming the students by saying that because the program just opened it is not going to go as smooth but they are still charging 17,721 for tuition. Not sure how it is going to be down the road but so far it seems they are totaly unprepared, understaffed for the program and think it is ok to charge such a high tuition."